Fantasy football season is getting closer and closer. Every year millions of people play fantasy and with that comes the prep work to make sure that every draft is one that can produce a champion. This article will go through and show what happened in an ESPN fantasy football mock draft and analyze the results. This is for a 10-team, standard scoring league. Here is the 2020 fantasy football mock draft July 29.
Team number one had the first pick, pick number 20, 21, etc. The teams following this one will follow the draft order.
Roster: QB Tom Brady, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB Melvin Gordon, WR Mike Evans, WR A.J. Brown, TE Travis Kelce, WR Terry McLaurin, D/ST Patriots, K Zane Gonzalez, RB D’Andre Swift, WR Deebo Samuel, RB Darrell Henderson, RB Tevin Coleman, WR Robby Anderson, TE T.J. Hockenson, RB Latavius Murray
This team is in trouble. Drafting Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the first overall pick set this team up for a draft that will cost them. The team’s other starting running back, Melvin Gordon, will be in a time-share in the backfield. The wide receivers and tight ends will have to carry this team, but it will be an uphill battle for the team to make the playoffs.
Roster: QB Matt Ryan, RB Christian McCaffrey, RB Austin Ekeler, WR Chris Godwin, WR Courtland Sutton, TE Delanie Walker, WR Odell Beckham Jr., D/ST Ravens, K Matt Gay, WR A.J. Green, RB Kerryon Johnson, RB Jordan Howard, TE Hunter Henry, RB Zack Moss, QB Josh Allen, WR Anthony Miller
Christian McCaffrey falling to pick two almost ensures this is a playoff team. Running back depth could be an issue, but with two solid backs and wide receivers, the team should be able to make the playoffs.
Roster: QB Deshaun Watson, RB Saquon Barkley, RB James Conner, WR Tyreek Hill, WR Kenny Golladay, TE Zach Ertz, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, D/ST Broncos, K Chris Boswell, WR Stefon Diggs, RB Tarik Cohen, WR Jamison Crowder, WR Sterling Shepard, WR John Brown, QB Matthew Stafford, WR DeSean Jackson
With a good quarterback in Deshaun Watson, solid running backs and great wide receivers, this team could compete for the playoffs. This team is thin at running back, but if they stay healthy it is a solid roster.
Roster: QB Drew Brees, RB Joe Mixon, RB Jonathan Taylor, WR Michael Thomas, WR Adam Thielen, TE George Kittle, RB Cam Akers, D/ST Bills, K Robbie Gould, WR Michael Gallup, RB Derrius Guice, WR Julian Edelman, WR Henry Ruggs, WR Mike Williams, RB Damien Williams, RB Boston Scott
Team 4 is another viable playoff contender. With Brees at quarterback and Mixon and Taylor projected to have good seasons, the team will be solid. Michael Thomas and Adam Thielen at wide receiver and George Kittle at tight end can carry this team. The team also has a decent amount of depth.
Roster: QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliot, RB Miles Sanders, WR Amari Cooper, WR Calvin Ridley, TE Mark Andrews, WR Tyler Lockett, D/ST Steelers, K Wil Lutz, RB Kareem Hunt, RB Marlon Mack, D/ST 49ers, WR Breshad Perriman, WR CeeDee Lamb, QB Cam Newton, TE Blake Jarwin
Miles Sanders is a player that fantasy players love this year, but he sure has a lot to prove. Calvin Ridley being a WR2 is a little uncomfortable as well. This team will have a tough time making the playoffs if those two players don’t produce.
Roster: QB Carson Wentz, RB Dalvin Cook, RB Kenyan Drake, WR Allen Robinson, WR D.J. Chark , TE Tyler Higbee, RB Le’Veon Bell, D/ST Colts , K Ka’imi Fairbairn, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB Sony Michel, WR Darius Slayton, WR Justin Jefferson, QB Ryan Tannehill, D/ST Bears
This team loaded up on running backs, which could hold them back. They will struggle to find great wide receiver production and with Carson Wentz being injury prone, there are a lot of things that could go wrong for this team.
Roster: QB Russell Wilson, RB Derrick Henry, RB Josh Jacobs, WR Cooper Kupp, WR DK Metcalf, TE Jared Cook, RB Leonard Fournette, D/ST Saints, K Greg Zuerlein, RB Mark Ingram, RB Raheem Mostert, WR Brandin Cooks, WR Mecole Hardman, QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Larry Fitzgerald, WR Allen Lazard
Having Russell Wilson at quarterback is never a bad thing. Adding in what should be two top 10 running backs in Henry and Jacobs makes this team have a fighting chance. They will however need to find production out of the wide receiver position, as Kupp and Metcalf both aren’t WR1s.
Roster: QB Lamar Jackson, RB Alvin Kamara, RB Chris Carson, WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR T.Y. Hilton, TE Noah Fant, RB Devin Singletary, D/ST Vikings, K Matt Prater, WR Tyler Boyd, WR Marvin Jones Jr., RB Phillip Lindsay, WR Diontae Johnson, RB Matt Breida, RB James White, WR Michael Pittman Jr.
While this team has a similar problem to team number five, having Lamar Jackson to carry the team will likely make this team a playoff contender. The production from Chris Carson and T.Y. Hilton will be the x-factor for this team to win a championship.
Roster: QB Patrick Mahomes, RB Aaron Jones, RB Todd Gurley, WR Julio Jones, WR Keenan Allen, TE Evan Engram, WR DeVante Parker, D/ST Buccaneers, K Harrison Butker, RB David Montgomery, WR Will Fuller IV, RB J.K. Dobbins, WR Christian Kirk, WR Emmanuel Sanders, WR Curtis Samuel, WR Jalen Reagor
There is plenty of risk with this team too, but like team 8, the quarterback could bail them out. Todd Gurley as an RB2 is dangerous because of his knee issues. To make matters worse, this team is thin at running back, so if they end up losing, that could be why.
Roster: QB Kyler Murray, RB Nick Chubb, RB David Johnson, WR Davante Adams, WR D.J. Moore, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Robert Woods, D/ST Jets, K Justin Tucker, RB Ronald Jones II, WR Marquise Brown, RB Alexander Mattison, WR Golden Tate, WR Preston Williams, WR Jerry Jeudy, WR N’Keal Harry
Running back could be the issue for team 10 as well. This team is relying on a bounce-back season from David Johnson in Houston. If they don’t get it, they’ll need Ronald Jones or Alexander Mattison to put up some serious points.
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